Fall Craft Ideas: Simple Thanksgiving Treat Bags

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Kelley from The Grant Life is back today and guest posting! She is sharing a fun fall craft idea. You guys know how much I love a crafty tutorial.

Fall is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.   I am hosting my first Thanksgiving at our house this year and I have already started planning everything out.   We have the food covered so I have moved onto decorations.   We plan on having a kids table and I am hoping to put a bunch of fun things for them to do together.

I’m going to share a simple craft that is not only easy and kid friendly but makes a yummy decoration too!

These treat bags are great because they look fancy but are so simple to make.

All you need to make the bags are:

  • Clear plastic treat bags
  • Double sided tape
  • Cardstock
  • Plus your favorite treat to fill the bags

I used pumpkin and leaf cutout cookies because I’m going to have the kids decorate them sometime during the day.   It might be fun to put little games or toys in the bags as well.

There are only three simple steps to make these bags:

  1. Fill bag and cut off excess
  2. Place double sided tape on each side
  3. Fold cardstock onto tape and crease

I added a festive stamp to the cardstock but it would be fun to let the kids color that part too.

Here are some links to similar stamps:

Thanksgiviing Blessing stamp

Happy Thanksgiving stamp

small maple leaf stamp

medium maple leaf stamp

pumpkin with leaf vine stamp

These bags are very versatile.

This is an inexpensive craft that would be fun to do with your kids and can used for any occasion.

The breakdown of the cost:

  • Bags – $2
  • Cardstock – $2 [on sale]
  • Double sided tape – $5

I cant wait to show off these adorable treat bags on Thanksgiving!  The bags may last that long but I’m sure the cookies inside will be gone.

Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.


  1. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Such a great idea!

  2. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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